O&O ShutUp10 is a small utility that protects your privacy on Windows 10 and prevents Microsoft collecting your personal data.
Although Windows 10 doesn’t cost you any money, but the catch is you have to sacrifice your privacy.
The OS spies on its user’s many ways, but if you spend some time investigating the OS you can turn off these snooping settings.
However, it seems to confuse users and prevent them from taking control of their data Microsoft deliberately scattered the privacy settings throughout windows.
Fortunately, to tighten privacy settings in Windows 10, O&O software created a free tool called O&O ShutUp10.
This free tool brings together all windows 10’s privacy settings on a single screen. Adjusting them is as simple as switching each option from On to off.
This software is portable, you don’t even need to install it. Just run the tool and either apply recommended settings by the program or individually choose which privacy options to disable or enable.
O&O ShutUp10 has over 60 privacy tweaks arranged in categories including Security, Windows Defender and Microsoft SpyNet, Privacy, Location Services, Cortana, User Behaviour, Windows Update and miscellaneous.
Once you launch the application, the sliding switch activates and deactivates the corresponding feature. A green switch indicates your privacy is protected and the red one indicates the default windows 10 settings (potentially a privacy risk) are in place.
Before applying changes in the settings, the program suggests creating a system restore point and this will allow you to undo changes.
Also changing some settings will require a system restart and new windows updates may revert settings to their previous state.
It’s advisable to run O&O Shutup10 whenever your windows 10 system receives new updates and apply changes if the update resets privacy settings.
Overall, O&O ShutUp10 is a free and safe to use program that stops Windows 10 spying on users without installing unwanted software.
Download the software @ developer page